A unique writing instrument able to measure time!
Sumptuous, luxuriant, regal, intriguing, curious, original ?
Marlen has taken the "maximum complications", used in high level watches, with one of the oldest forms to tell time, being the Sundial, transforming this innovative concept into a "petite complication - The Sundial Pen".
On the Deluxe magnum version the special lateral filling system button, or "Petit Complication" has been enriched with a precious stone (ruby or diamond, depensing of the versions) which has been set in the centre.
All the DeLuxe versions' hatch is made in 18 kt solid gold.
The "Prestige" standard version has the classic piston filling system.
The Cadrain Solaire pen is made in manufactured microfusion (solid sterling silver, solid 18kt white gold , yellow and rosé gold, depending on which version is acquired ), then these highly detailed pieces, being the cap and pen’s body, are hand worked by Marlen's artisan goldsmiths who, with extreme precision, finalize these elegant shapes.
At the extreme base of the barrel around the blind cap are indicated the initials of the twelve calendar months, from which descend vertically down the pen’s barrel other lines to show the zodiac signs.
When you wish to use the Cadran Solaire as a sundial, place the pen in a vertical position and the gnomon must be positioned at 90° horizontally from the time lines shown on the pen’s dial (pen’s body).
The 3 spheres on the tip of the functional gnomon correspond to the 3 latitude points on the pen’s body (pointed with precious stones - rubies or diamonds, depending of the version), indicating 40°, 45° and 50°.
On the highly detailed high-relief overlay is also engraved the palindrome phrase :
The DeLuxe pens have a 20mm diameter.
Veined grey celluloid for the nib holding. 18 Kt gold nib, EF, F, M, B.
Again the luxury packaging has been confectioned in relation to the importance of the two-in-one piece; it has a “Carrara” marble base (the same used by the famous Italian sculpture and artist Michelangelo), which also has a bi-functional designed so that it may hold upright the pocket sundial gnomon clock or an elegant support for the Cadran Solaire fountain pen.